For about 20 years, I worked in cinematography, mostly as the Head of Production. Meanwhile, having a strong sense of social responsibility, I was engaged in a wide range of social activities.
For eight years I was a Municipal Counsellor at Filothei.
This gave me the opportunity to serve my neighbourhood as Vice Mayor of Environment and Culture, as President of the Cultural Committee, as honorary member of the Filothei Center of Fine Arts “George Karidis”, and as President of the Municipal Kindergarten.
My wanderings in art began in 1998, when I decided to experiment with the concept of recycling. Making use of worthless, precious or semi-precious, but always signifying objects, I created wreaths, made out of “forgotten” objects. Athinais, November 2003: “Where Matter Turns into Spirit.” For my next journey, I wandered through Water.
The sea became my color palette; I used glass as a canvas, equipped myself with sand and clay, borrowed wood and ironware from wrecks and used up the stock of pebbles from my summer wanderings, to finally “sculpt” mirrors. Athinais, May 2006, “Sea Sentiments”. In 2009, I decided to make the molds myself, creating jewelry and sculptures. Athinais Museum of Modern Art, December 2009, “Shine”.
In September 2015, I participated in the LOOT@MAD exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, together with 50 artists from 30 different countries around the globe.
Since 2013, I have established the platform A JEWEL MADE IN GREECE, with the purpose of promoting modern Greek jewelry in Greece and the rest of the world as well as supporting and highlighting the uniqueness of each creator, respecting their personality.
Through the platform, for the fifth consecutive year, the Greek jewelry has travelled to The World Trade Center in Dubai, the emblematic building of the European Parliament in Brussels and recently the Museum of Art’s & Design MAD in New York, some of our most important stations until now.